Meet the Author

This week, we have all been enjoying a special Master Class from Author Luke Temple.  As a child he was a reluctant reader and writer and so writes books to excite children. He  makes children desperate to find out what happens at the end of each chapter ! The children are really keen to get their  hands on a signed copy of  one his books. See below how to order one. I’ve been reading Mutating Mansion and can definitely recommend this book.

Young LukeFelix Dashwood and the Mutating Mansion by Luke Temple, Jessica Chiba | Waterstones

Ways To Order Your Books (make sure you order by 18th June!)
Take your order into school:
Please give the school details of your order, along with exact cash or a cheque payable to
‘Luke Temple’.
PayPal:
Visit www.paypal.me/luketemplebooks and enter one of the prices listed in the letter emailed home. Please write
a note telling Luke your school, which book(s) you would like and a name to sign them to.

It has been a busy half term!

Some of our enterprising year five pupils organised and held an after school charity event to raise money for some very worthy causes. They promoted the event to the school by presenting a whole school assembly on zoom. To date they have raised over a hundred pounds. We are so proud!

We rounded off our biomes topic by researching, designing and making biome models. We have discovered some talented artists in the class. Thank you to everyone who sent in shoe boxes!

 

As we get ready to begin our next half term we have lots to look forward to, including a visit to the newly refurbished Northampton shoe museum. This will be a real treat as the museum does not open to the public until later in the summer. It is being opened for the day just for us, on June 22nd, making the visit very safe and secure.

Our new topic is a local study – Nostalgic Northampton. Year five will be learning about the history and geography of Northampton and will be comparing Northampton to other areas of the country.

Here is the link to download the new homework grid. Thank you for your continued support.

Homework grid – local study

Summer 1

Metal Health Awareness Week May 10th- 16th.

Mental Health Awareness Week | Cannon Park Primary School

This week, we have been focusing on our own Mental Health and reflecting on how we can use nature and our surroundings to take time to focus on mindfulness.

We love getting outside to learn whenever possible and this week is no exception. In Science, we have been looking at different materials and designing our own parachutes. The windy weather certainly came in useful ! We noticed the effect of air and gravity.

We be spending even more time outside -all night! Parents and Careers, join us on Wednesday 12th, via zoom at 5pm,  to find out more details and ask any questions about the overnight camp. Happy Camping.

We hope that everyone enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend.

Thank you for all of the wonderful homework which year five are continuing to bring in. Please remember to spend some time at home learning the spellings, which are stuck into the homework books. We spend a few minutes learning these in class each day and there is a spelling test each Friday.

We have a full and exciting P.E.curriculum this term. In addition to their weekly swimming lessons, year five are enjoying tennis lessons and cricket lessons each week, all taken by specialist teachers.

 

We are looking forward to P.E. taster sessions, with the chance to try new sports, and a tennis tournament with year six later this term.

Thank you for the shoeboxes which have already been sent into school. Please keep collecting these. Thank you for all of your support.

 

 

Thank you for all of the hard work that has been put into homework. It has been wonderful to see everyone’s ideas and effort. We have asked for homework to be handed on a Thursday and children are aiming to complete at least one piece per week.

Your child has been given a new reading record if theirs had been misplaced. Please encourage your child to read daily (at least five times per week) and record it in their reading diary. Discussing comprehension and understanding of the text is really beneficial in Year 5. You could discuss with your child what is going to happen next or why the character is behaving in a certain way.

In Talk for Writing we are developing our writing skills through the unit called The Door – this is a portal story. Ask your children what a portal story is. Can you share any portal stories that you know of?

In Computing we have started our Cryptography unit. The children have been learning about communicating information securely through an introduction to cryptography (the science of keeping communication and information secret).

We have asked children to bring in a shoe box for our Biomes topic. Thank you.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support.

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful half-term break and are feeling rested and ready for lots more learning. This term out topic is Biomes.

Please click then link to see the newsletter  Newsletter

Your child has a copy of the new homework in their homework book, but please click the link if you need an electronic copy. Homework Grid Biomes 

Wishing you all a happy Easter

It has been absolutely wonderful to welcome all of the children back into school and we are all so impressed with the way in which they have settled down  and embraced yet another change to their routine. Your children really are amazing.

It has also been wonderful to welcome back Mrs. Hales, and the children have been so excited  to see her.

We have been busy learning about the kingdom of Ancient Benin and its beautiful, detailed art work.

As the finale to our topic, the children have designed and made their own clay tiles in the style of Ancient Benin.


 

 

There is lots for year five to look forward to next term, including French lessons, tennis , cricket and swimming. PE kit will need to be worn to school on Wednesdays and Fridays please.

Swimming details

As part of our sporting provision, the children will be swimming every Tuesday from 13th April 2021 to 25th May 2021 at Barry Road Primary School. The children will be transported by seat belted coach to the swimming pool and will return to school in time for lunch as normal.

 

On the day, the children will need to bring a bag with their towel and a swimsuit or trunks. The children will also need to bring a swimming hat, which can be purchased from the school office for £1.

The children will also be given their homework books containing their weekly spellings. Please support them in learning these each week. Housepoints will be given for completed homework, which needs to be brought into school on Thursdays please. The new homework grid will be posted before the start of next term.

We wish you all a safe and happy Easter break.

Welcome to Year 5 – Spring 2

2020-2021

A great way of accessing reading ebooks and audio books is via the library you can sign up or if you are already a member log in via BorrowBox please see the link below

https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/library-service/e-reads-and-audio/Pages/default.aspx

 

Meet the Teacher Year 5 Presentation

Newsletter Spring 2

 

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List

Welcome Back to school.

The final week of remote learning is now accomplished (sigh of relief for parents, children and staff )! This week has flown by again and we are so looking forward to welcoming all of our children back on Monday 8th March and getting back to some form of normality. Thank you for all your support with home learning during this difficult time- I can’t tell you how much it has helped us teach effectively.

The children have been absolute super stars on zoom. We have missed them being in school greatly, and I know they have missed us and their friends. Please can the children bring their  Treasure T4W Booklets to school on Monday, so we can continue working on them.

P.E. will be on Wednesday and Friday each week.

Drop off time will be 9am and pick up will be 3:15pm

 

We’ve been busy in class making  it ready for when everyone returns to school. We have displayed our Greek work- it has  taken a long time but Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Thank you for sending in your photos of your book theme potatoes. If you would like to you can start bringing them in from Monday and I will pop them in our class display. Take a look at Jade’s amazing Narnia theme.

Welcome Back Eddie After Lockdown (The Eddie Series) eBook: Saunders, Nikki: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

We’re Going Back to School
We’re going back to school; we might feel sad to say goodbye,
But friends are just like sunshine – they will help the tears to dry.
We’re going back to school; we might feel nervous at the door,
But joy will soon take over when we see our class once more.
We’re going back to school; we might forget a rule or two,
But soon we will remember as we gently talk them through.
We’re going back to school; we might do things a different way,
But new will turn to normal as we practise day by day.
We’re going back to school; we might not say that we are scared,
But don’t forget: a problem gets much smaller once it’s shared.
We’re going back to school; we might have grown-ups who are new,
But we will get to know them and they’ll get to know us, too.
We’re going back to school; we might be facing things unknown,
But doing them together means we’ll never be alone.
We’re going back to school, where we will laugh and learn and play,
Then head back home for cuddles once we’ve had a lovely day.

Remote Learning and Supporting Documents.

February 2019 Self-Care Calendar -

Welcome back to a new half term, I do  hope you are all safe and well. During this unprecedented time, as a school, we continue to be dedicated and committed to providing your child with the very best learning opportunities we can possibly provide. We will also strive to support the well being of all our children.

Every week, I will share with you a plan for the week – see below. Please print off the resources attached. If your child is unable to access a laptop, please contact the school for a paper copy.

Your child  will be invited to a T4W zoom at 9:45am with myself or Mrs Lymn and a Maths Zoom at 11:00am with Mr Evans Monday-Thursday. On a Friday Mrs Prescott will zoom the children at 9:30am (Reading) and 11:00 Maths am (use the separate zoom emailed to you). The afternoons will be independent Theme Work. We will adapt the learning to suit the needs of individual children. Please do not feel overwhelmed by home school learning, as a parent myself I know how challenging this can be.

If you have any questions about your child’s learning or well-being me please contact Mrs Sian Blackwell via email mrs.blackwell@cogenhoe primary.org.
If you wish to submit any curriculum afternoon learning (optional) please email Mrs Karen Prescott
Mrs.Prescott@cogenhoeprimary.org

We have been celebrating the life of Captain Tom and have been inspired by his  positive outlook on life.

 

Week 2 Spring Term 2

We are so excited to have date to start welcoming the children back to school and have started to get the school ready. These are some of the teacher bottle moments.

Image preview

How you can celebrate a very 2021 World Book Day on Thursday 4 March! | National Literacy Trust

We will be celebrating World Book Week with The Sunday Times best selling author Sarah Oliver. She is really excited to be able to inspire our children learning at home and those learning at school.

She has written over 20 books for children. Most of her books are non-fiction – from celebrity biographies on the likes of Lionel Messi, Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson, to movie and superhero guides. She’s also written a picture book, inspirational book for young rugby players, scripts and poems.

 

She is going to provide us with live lessons via zoom, a question and answer session and personalised video clips.

The aim of her talks is to inspire every child to become a reader and dream big dreams.

 

 

 

RSPB Children's Guide to Birdwatching (Rspb): Amazon.co.uk: David Chandler, Mike Unwin: 9780713687958: Books

Well being  Activities

This week we have been  ‘twitchers’ joining in with The Big Garden Birdwatch 2021. We have learnt   about all the different types of birds that visit our gardens. We have made a tree full of birds in the class room so that children can use the Bird Spot chart and then add them to their very own bird on our class tree.

Look at the Power Point to learn some top tips on how to become a Bird Watcher.

The BIG bird Watch

Use this chart to record which birds you spot and you can carry on adding to it over half term

Bird hunt

Here are the links to two previous live lesson from the BBC linked to Winterwatch and Habitats:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/expv9r/live/cnhc6q https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/expv9r/live/cnhc6q

What is your Bottle Moment?

Image result for bottlemoment image

Over the half term a fun activity to do, click on the link https://www.bottlemoments.com/ we would love to see your entries too, please send them to admin@cogenhoeprimary.org so we can display the children’s bottlemoments Template for your bottlemoment https://www.bottlemoments.com/templates

Having hope helps us keep going when things are really hard. Your Bottle Moment is the one thing you’d most like to do again when everything is better and back to normal. It could be a friend you’d most like to see, a place you’d most like to go, a hobby you’d most like to get back to, or simply getting a hug from someone special.

 

Well -being Activities

Try Making fat balls to encourage birds to the garden. All you need is lard, string and bird seed. Please don’t eat them like Mrs McCarlie.

ttps://www.wildlifetrusts.org/12dayswild

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/

50-things-activity-list

Twig-ID-sheet

pdf winter scavenger hunt

 

Main Plan-Updated Weekly

Week 2 Spring 2 Daily Tasks 1st March

 Spellings

Please look at the link at the top of the page and learn the year5/6 statutory spelling list words-Ongoing

Learn the spelling in week 2 section

Year 5 Term 2B spellings (2)

Homework – Dip into.

Homework grid Ancient Benin

Talk 4 Writing- Daily (Unit will last about 2-3 weeks)

Y5-Treasure-

For those that enjoy a challenge and playing around with language, play the following games on the link below:

Theme – Ancient Benin. Week 2, 1st March.

Lesson Presentation Religion

Benin Gods Photo Pack

Activity Sheet Animal Throne

Benin Word Search

Trade in Ancient Benin-slide show

Trade cards

Make a Poster

Persuasive letter to the King of Portugal

Friday zoom with Mrs. Prescott- 5th March 2021

Reading –DU-YR5-The-Jungle-Book-TEXT    DU-YR5-The-Jungle-Book-QUESTIONS    DU-YR5-The-Jungle-Book-Mark-Scheme

Maths- DU-YR5-Lesson    Questions    DU-YR-Answers-

Further questions    Answers to further questions

 

Theme – Ancient Benin. Week 1, 22nd February, 2021.

A short film about Ancient Benin.

pre assessment

Activity Sheet Events in Africa’s History

Activity Sheet Benin Vocabulary Matching

Activity Sheet Mapping Africa

Use this labelled map of Africa to help you to write down some of the country names on your blank map

Lesson Presentation Africa’s Past

 

Talk 4 Writing- Daily (Unit will last about 2-3 weeks)

Y5-Treasure-

For those that enjoy a challenge and playing around with language, play the following games on the link below:

Pie_Corbett_Sentence_Games

Friday zoom with Mrs. Prescott- 26th February

Reading.

-Bonsai-Tree-Poetry-Text-1

DU-UKS2-COMPREHENSION-STANDARD-QUESTION-MY-GRANDMAS-BONSAI-TREE

DU-UKS2-COMPREHENSION-STARDARD-QUESTION-MARK-SCHEME-MY-GRANDMAS-BONSAI-TREE

Maths

Questions    Answers    Further questions    Answers to further questions

 

Topic- Weekly

Topic – Ancient Greece. 

Greek Gods Fact File

Ancient Greek myths -PowerPoint

Ancient Greek mask designs. Helpful pictures.

Design a Mask – Activity Sheet

Comprehension – The Quest of Medusa’s Head

Ancient Greece Quiz

Trade in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek Architecture

Information about trade

Greek temple template

Parthenon blueprint

Greek temple with background

How Ancient Greece has influenced our lives today

Maths:

Monday:Mon Lesson Mon Qs Mon Answers Mon Further Answers Mon Further Qs

Tuesday: Tues Lesson Tues Qs Tues Answers Tues Further Answers Tues Further Qs

Wednesday: Wed Lesson Wed Qs Wed Answers Wed Further Answers Wed Further Qs

Thursday: Thurs Lesson Thurs Qs Thurs Answers Thurs Further Answers Thurs Further Qs

Grammar- Daily

week 2 Grammar spring

 

Homework- Dip into

Homework-grid-Ancient Greece

Science- Weekly

Spring 2 week 2 stages of the human life cycle

Reading- Friday Zoom Whole Class

Please encourage your child to have a pre-read of the text prior to Friday’s lesson, but do not look at the questions and answers as this will be independent work after the session. Spend time enjoying  listening to your child read the text aloud  and remember children love to listen to you read to them.

Friday 12th February

ATHENS-VS-SPARTA-TEXT

QUESTIONS-ATHENS-V-SPARTA

PE.

Plank Goalie Game

Magic carpet (1)

Cross the swamp

https://www.northamptonshiresport.org/week-3-boccia

virtual-school-games-boccia-challenges-activity-card

virtual-school-games-boccia-and-goalball-challenge-activity-cards

Music:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-and-2-beats-in-a-bar-75j3er

Week 6 w/b 8th February 2021

RSPB Children's Guide to Birdwatching (Rspb): Amazon.co.uk: David Chandler, Mike Unwin: 9780713687958: Books

This week we are going to be ‘twitchers’ joining in with The Big Garden Birdwatch 2021. We will be learning about all the different types of birds that visit our gardens. We have made a tree full of birds in the class room so that children can use the Bird Spot chart and then add them to their very own bird on our class tree.

Look at the Power Point to learn some top tips on how to become a Bird Watcher.

The BIG bird Watch

Use this chart to record which birds you spot and you can carry on adding to it over half term

Bird hunt

Here are the links to two previous live lesson from the BBC linked to Winterwatch and Habitats:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/expv9r/live/cnhc6q https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/expv9r/live/cnhc6q

What is your Bottle Moment?

Image result for bottlemoment image

Over the half term a fun activity to do, click on the link https://www.bottlemoments.com/ we would love to see your entries too, please send them to admin@cogenhoeprimary.org so we can display the children’s bottlemoments Template for your bottlemoment https://www.bottlemoments.com/templates

Having hope helps us keep going when things are really hard. Your Bottle Moment is the one thing you’d most like to do again when everything is better and back to normal. It could be a friend you’d most like to see, a place you’d most like to go, a hobby you’d most like to get back to, or simply getting a hug from someone special.

This week,  our School Librarian Mrs Gillett will be zooming the children, on Monday at 1:30, to read with them and encourage them with their reading at home. She will be sending a zoom link to you.

Well -being Activities

 As we have been focusing on Child Mental Health Week, during our Yr 5 morning zoom ,we will be have a special visitor who will take us through some exercises we can use to support our well being whilst we are all working from home. You do not need a different zoom link .

ttps://www.wildlifetrusts.org/12dayswild

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/

50-things-activity-list

Twig-ID-sheet

Main Plan-Updated Weekly

Tasks for Week 6 8th February 2021

For spelling this week please look at the link at the top of the page and learn the year5/6 statutory spelling list words.

Topic – Ancient Greece. Week 6.

Greek Gods Fact File

Ancient Greek myths -PowerPoint

Ancient Greek mask designs. Helpful pictures.

Design a Mask – Activity Sheet

Comprehension – The Quest of Medusa’s Head

Ancient Greece Quiz

Topic – Ancient Greece. Week 5.

Coins in Ancient Greece

Democracy in Ancient Greece

Tasks for Week 4 25th January 2021

Resources to print off or view on screen.

Talk 4 Writing- Daily (Unit will last about 2-3 weeks)

Y5-Treasure-

For those that enjoy a challenge and playing around with language, play the following games on the link below:

  1. Random Words
  2. Alliterate
  3. Improve

Pie_Corbett_Sentence_Games

Topic- Weekly

Trade in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek Architecture

Information about trade

Greek temple template

Parthenon blueprint

Greek temple with background

How Ancient Greece has influenced our lives today

Grammar- Daily

Grammar WEEK 6

Grammar Week 5

Grammar WEEK 4

Grammar WEEK 3

Homework- Dip into

Homework-grid-Ancient Greece

Science- Weekly

Science Spring Term Year 5

Science Week 1

Science Week 2

Science Week 3

Science week 4

Science Week 5

Reading- Friday Zoom Whole Class

Please encourage your child to have a pre-read of the text prior to Friday’s lesson, but do not look at the questions and answers as this will be independent work after the session. Spend time enjoying  listening to your child read the text aloud  and remember children love to listen to you read to them.

Week 6 – Friday 12th February

ATHENS-VS-SPARTA-TEXT

QUESTIONS-ATHENS-V-SPARTA

Week 5 – Friday 5th February

DU-UKS2-Biography-David-Walliams-TEXT

DU-YR5-David-Walliams-QUESTIONS

Y5-David-Walliams-Questions-and-Answers

Maths- Daily

Monday: Mon Lesson Mon Answers Mon Qs Mon Further Answers Mon Further Qs

Tuesday: Tues Lesson Tues Qs Tues Answers Tues Further Answers Tues Further Qs

Wednesday: Wed Lesson Wed Qs Wed Answers Wed Further Qs Wed Further Answers

Thursday: Thurs Lesson Thurs Qs Thurs Answers Thurs Further Qs Thurs Further Answers

Friday whole class zoom. 12th February

Long multiplication

Long multiplication fluency tasks

Week Five. Friday whole class zoom. 5th February.

Fluency tasks-multiplying a 2 digit no by a 2 digit no

Week Four

Maths fluency tasks- multiply 4 digits by 1 digit.

PE.

Plank Goalie Game

Magic carpet (1)

Cross the swamp

Music:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-and-2-beats-in-a-bar-75j3er

 

Week 5

This week,  our School Librarian Mrs Gillett will be zooming the children, on Monday at 1:30, to read with them and encourage them with their reading at home. She will be sending a zoom link to you.

Well -being Activities

ttps://www.wildlifetrusts.org/12dayswild

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/

50-things-activity-list

Twig-ID-sheet

Main Plan-Updated Weekly

Tasks for Week 5 1st February 2021 (1)

Topic – Ancient Greece. Week 5.

Coins in Ancient Greece

Democracy in Ancient Greece

Tasks for Week 4 25th January 2021

Resources to print off or view on screen.

Talk 4 Writing- Daily (Unit will last about 2-3 weeks)

Y5-Treasure-

For those that enjoy a challenge and playing around with language, play the following games on the link below:

  1. Random Words
  2. Alliterate
  3. Improve

Pie_Corbett_Sentence_Games

Topic- Weekly

Trade in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek Architecture

Information about trade

Greek temple template

Parthenon blueprint

Greek temple with background

How Ancient Greece has influenced our lives today

Grammar- Daily

Grammar Week 5

Grammar WEEK 4

Grammar WEEK 3

Homework- Dip into

Homework-grid-Ancient Greece

Science- Weekly

Science Spring Term Year 5

Science Week 1

Science Week 2

Science Week 3

Science week 4

Science Week 5

Reading- Friday Zoom Whole Class

Please encourage your child to have a pre-read of the text prior to Friday’s lesson, but do not look at the questions and answers as this will be independent work after the session. Spend time enjoying  listening to your child read the text aloud  and remember children love to listen to you read to them.

Week 5 – Friday 5th January

DU-UKS2-Biography-David-Walliams-TEXT

DU-YR5-David-Walliams-QUESTIONS

Y5-David-Walliams-Questions-and-Answers

Maths- Daily

Monday: Mon Lesson Mon Qs Mon Answers Mon Further Answers Mon Further Qs

Tuesday: Tues Lesson Tues Qs Tues Answers Tues Further Qs Tues Further Answers

Wednesday: Wed Lesson Wed Qs Wed Answers Wed Further Qs Wed Further Answers

Thursday: Thurs Lesson Thurs Answers Thurs Qs Thus Further Answers Thus Further Qs

Week 4 Friday  29th January 

DU-YR5-READING-COMPREHENSION-TEXT-THE-SECRET-GARDEN-EXTRACT

DU-YR5-READING-COMPREHENSION-QUESTIONS-THE-SECRET-GARDEN

DU-YR5-READING-COMPREHENSION-QUESTIONS-MARK-SCHEME-THE-SECRET-GARDEN

 

Week Five. Friday whole class zoom. 5th February.

Fluency tasks-multiplying a 2 digit no by a 2 digit no

Week Four

Maths fluency tasks- multiply 4 digits by 1 digit.

PE.

Plank Goalie Game

Magic carpet (1)

Cross the swamp

Music:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-and-2-beats-in-a-bar-75j3er

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-and-2-beats-in-a-bar-75j3er

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-and-2-beats-in-a-bar-75j3er

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-and-2-beats-in-a-bar-75j3er

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-and-2-beats-in-a-bar-75j3er

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-and-2-beats-in-a-bar-75j3er

Week 3/4

Well -being Activities

ttps://www.wildlifetrusts.org/12dayswild

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/

50-things-activity-list

Main Plan-Updated Weekly

Tasks for week Three 18th Jan 2021

Resources to print off or view on screen.

Talk 4 Writing- Daily (Unit will last about 2-3 weeks)

Y5-Wizards

Topic- Weekly

Greek-Patterns

Ancient-Greek-Vases images

1—History Greek pots powerpoint

Athens v Sparta powerpoint

Grammar- Daily

Grammar WEEK 3

Grammar WEEK 2

Homework- Dip into

Homework-grid-Ancient Greece

Science- Weekly

Science Spring Term Year 5

Science Week 1

Science Week 2

Science Week 3

Science week 4

Science Week 5

Reading- Friday Zoom Whole Class

Please encourage your child to have a pre-read of the text prior to Friday’s lesson, but do not look at the questions and answers as this will be independent work after the session. Spend time enjoying  listening to your child read the text aloud  and remember children love to listen to you read to them.

Week 3 Friday  22nd January 

Reading Text Five children and It story

Five Children and IT Questions

Five Children and It Answers

Week 2 Friday 15th January

Reading Text Portal Story

Portal Story Answers

Portal Story Questions

 

Maths- Daily

Monday: Mon Lesson Mon Qs Mon Answers Mon Further Answers Mon Further Qs

Tuesday:  Tues lesson Tues Qs Tues Answers Tues Further Answers Tues Further Qs

Wednesday: Wed Lesson Wed Qs Wed Answers Wed Further Answers Wed Further Qs

Thursday:  Thurs lesson Thurs Qs Thurs Answers Thurs Further Answers Thurs Further Qs

Week Three . Friday whole class zoom.

Please make sure that you have something to write on and a pen or pencil. No printed resources required.

Week Two.

Welcome back to a new term, I do  hope you are all safe and well. During this unprecedented time, as a school, we continue to be dedicated and committed to providing your child with the very best learning opportunities we can possibly provide. We will also strive to support the well being of all our children.

Every week, I will share with you a plan for the week – see below. Please print off the resources attached. If your child is unable to access a laptop, please contact the school for a paper copy.

Your child  will be invited to a T4W zoom at 9:45 with myself or Mrs Lymn and a Maths Zoom at 11:00am with Mr Evans. The afternoons will be independent Theme Work. We will adapt the learning to suit the needs of individual children. Please do not feel overwhelmed by home school learning, as a parent myself I know how challenging this can be.

If you have any concerns or questions, you can email me or speak to Mrs McCarlie. She will pass on all messages onto myself, so that I can offer any support I can.

Well -being Activities

ttps://www.wildlifetrusts.org/12dayswild

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/

50-things-activity-list

Main Plan-Updated Weekly

Tasks for Week 2 11 th January 2021 (2)

Resources to print off or view on screen.

Talk 4 Writing- Daily (Unit will last about 2 weeks)

Y5-Wizards

Topic- Weekly

pre assessment Ancient Greece

Facts about Greece reading comprehension.

blank map of ancient greece (1)

map of ancient greece (1)

 

Map of the Mediterranean

Find and label the country of Greece on this blank map of Europe (1)

timeline ordering stunning start

Reading activity

 

Grammar- Daily

Grammar WEEK 2

Homework- Dip into

Homework-grid-Ancient Greece

Science- Weekly

Science Spring Term Year 5

Science Week 1

Science Week 2

Science Week 3

Science week 4

Science Week 5

Reading- Friday Zoom Whole Class

Please encourage your child to have a pre-read of the text prior to Friday’s lesson, but do not look at the questions and answers as this will be independent work after the session. Spend time enjoying  listening to your child read the text aloud  and remember children love to listen to you read to them.

Reading Text Portal Story

Portal Story Answers

Portal Story Questions

 

Maths- Daily

 

Year 5 are getting ready for Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.

 

The children have been working extremely hard finishing off the Literacy work they started at home, based on the text ‘Once Chance’. It was wonderful being able to zoom the children, at home, and they  produced some extremely pleasing work.  We enjoyed sharing our wishes used in our writing so much, that we decided to make a Wishing Tree in our classroom. The children have recorded their special wishes on stars and these can be added to – if the children want to. It’s been lovely reading their hopes and dreams for the future; they demonstrated great thought and understanding of the world around themselves.

 

We have also been talking a lot about Mrs Hales and her new baby boy Bertie. He is being a really good boy and is looking forward to his first Christmas.  Mrs Hales is missing the children, so we have written her  a letter and designed a special card for Bertie. We look forward to seeing photos of him and finding out how he is developing.

 

We will be up dating the Year 5 Newsletter  and Homework  grid for the Spring Term soon, so please keep a close eye on the links above. Don’t forget to return the swimming forms ready for next term, which starts on Thursday 7th January.

Take care and keep safe in the run up to Christmas. I don’t see many parents as children are walking in independently to school, however, if you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to ring the School Office and I will get back to you.

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 5 – Autumn 2!

2020-2021

Welcome to the new half term! Here is some information to help you this term. Last term you all worked so hard and showed such fabulous perseverance. Our new topic is South America where we will be predominantly developing our geography skills.

Meet the Teacher Year 5 Presentation

Newsletter Autumn 2

Homework grid South America

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List  

Friday 20th November

Yet another week complete!

In Talk for Writing this week the children have completed some drama activities related to “Fairy Tale Crimes” we pretended to be in a courtroom and put the wolf (from various fairy tales) on trial for his alleged crimes. Children took on the roles of the judge, witnesses, victims, prosecution and defence. They are now working towards writing a newspaper report about a fairy tale of their choice.

In our topic work, the children have continued to learn about South America and have further researched about the Incas. The children have also created some art work based on symbols in the style of Joaquín Torres García (28 July 1874 – 8 August 1949)

The children have also been developing their arithmetic skills and are becoming more and more confident each week.

It was lovely to speak with so many of you for Parents’ Evening and if myself/Mrs Blackwell haven’t yet spoken to you then we look forward to speaking to on Monday.

Today is my last day working in school before starting my maternity leave. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind words and support. Your children have been an absolute credit to you and I will thoroughly miss teaching them!

 

Friday 13th November

Another week complete!

In Talk for Writing the children have been working very hard to complete their scary fairy stories – do ask them to tell you what their story was about – they were fantastic!

The children have continued learning about South America and should now be able to tell you the countries that make up the continent. Challenge them to tell you some of them. Not only have the children been developing their geography skills, but they have also been working hard on history too! They have started to research and learn about the Incas.

The week has ended with a superb maths day. The children all looked fabulous and there were some really creative outfits! The pictures below show what they have been up to. We started the day playing some complicated maths games, then the children completed some “times tables rock star” battles. In the afternoon the children explored how maths can be used in art.

To continue this theme we also spoke about Diwali – the five day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. This year the main day of celebrations is on Saturday 14th November. We spoke about the celebrations and Rangoli patterns. The children then had the opportunity to design their own patterns.

Friday 6th November 

What a busy first week back! I hope you are all well.

In Talk for Writing we are finishing our own versions of scary Fairy Tales – the children should now be able to tell you the story of the Princess and the Pea – in their own words. Year 5 have been improving their description and suspense techniques and are really developing their writerly tools. We are really looking forward to seeing their completed hot writes.

We have also started our new topic, “South America” – it has been really interesting to complete our pre-assessments and find out what the children already know.

In Arithmetic we have been working on finding fractions of amounts – your child should be able to explain to you that they have to divide the whole amount by the denominator and multiple by the numerator.

This week we had a really exciting event with a virtual visit from Andrea Leadsom (MP) who has served as an MP for South Northamptonshire since 2010. She spoke to the children about all things Parliament. The children really enjoyed it and made us so proud by asking such thoughtful questions.

Friday 16th October

Good afternoon again! Another week has flown by. It’s been another busy week for us in Year 5. Again, the effort with homework is incredibly impressive. You should all be so proud of all of your attitudes and achievements. It just shows that when you put your mind to something, you can create great things.

In Talk for Writing we have really started exploring our new model text for a scary version of Little Red Riding Hood. The children are going to produce some fantastic stories – I just know it. Ask your children about the tools for a scary warning story.

In Arithmetic we have been continuing to develop our decimal understanding including rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. The children have also been looking at column addition which will continue next week as well as learning more about subtraction, estimation and inverse operations to check answers.

Don’t forget to keep practising your spellings and keep reading and quizzing! We are doing an amazing job as a class – keep it up!

What a creation!

Friday 9th October 

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you have all had a lovely week. We certainly have in Year 5. I have been so impressed with all of the children’s effort with their homework tasks. They are showing a real dedication to their learning. Children, don’t forget to keep reading; you are all doing such an incredible job with reading and quizzing.

In Talk for Writing we have completed our HOT WRITES and have moved onto a new story. See the pictures below from our “HOOK” lesson. I’m sure you can guess the inspiration for this next scary fairy tale. We are really looking forward to writing a new scary story. We will be further developing our suspense tools and description tools.

In Maths children have been developing their number skills including understanding negative numbers and in arithmetic they have been working hard to write, compare and order decimals ready to help them calculate with decimals efficiently.

The children have also been developing their art skills and have produced some wonderful paintings in an aboriginal style.

Spellings this week look at words with a long /i/ sound made using y such as, apply and hyphen.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 

Friday 2nd October

This week we have definitely noticed a change in the weather. Do remind your children to bring a coat with them so they are prepared for the rain.

Yet again, your children have been fantastic this week and have continued to show such wonderful attitudes to learning. Thank you to all the grown ups at home for supporting your children with their homework. It has been brilliant to see so much homework being completed.

In Literacy we have been continuing our warning story HOT WRITE and this will be completed at the start of next week.

The children got really creative this week and have written some beautiful, imaginative poetry – please see some of their work in the below photographs. Their words blew me away!

As mentioned last week, the children will still bring spellings home each week to practise them. Ask your children what the spelling rule/pattern is and see if they can tell you any other words that contain the same spelling rule/pattern. This week we are looking at words with “y” in to create the “i” sound e.g. symbol.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday.

Friday 25th September

What a super week yet again! Your children have worked so hard this week and have shown such fantastic attitudes.

In Literacy we have continued working on our warning stories and next week the children will be writing their HOT WRITE. This is where the children will innovate the model text by planning and writing a new story using their own ideas. The children have been made aware of an “incident” at school to inspire their hot write, but we must confess this incident was not real!

As part of our Explorers topic we got very musical and creative this week. The children composed a piece of music to accompany a journey and discovery of new land.

In Computing the children are designing their own computer game using Scratch. I have been really impressed with their programming skills.

We have continued practising spellings in class using the “speed spell” system and children have responded really well to this. The children will still bring spellings home each week to practise them. Ask your children what the spelling rule/pattern is and see if they can tell you any other words that contain the same spelling rule/pattern. So far we have looked at -cious and -tious/-ious giving the “shus” sound at the end of words.

Well done to all of the children who have completed a task from the homework grid and recorded it in their new homework/spellings books. Again, this shows what fantastic attitudes to learning your children have. Children should be choosing at least one option from the homework grid (at the top of this page) and bringing it in when they have completed it.

Friday 18th September 

Hello parents, Mrs. Hales here and I have to say it has been another fantastic week for Year 5. I have been so impressed with their dedicated attitudes to learning. The children have all been working so very hard and have truly welcomed me back into the classroom.

In Literacy (Talk for Writing) we have been working hard to innovate The Caravan and have started to write our own versions of a warning story. Ask your children what the tools are for writing a warning story. The pictures show our “washing line” journey so far. Talk to your children about their story idea.

Today your child should have brought home a new homework/spellings book. Using a homework book should help children organise their home learning and keep it safely in one place.  I just wanted to take a moment to explain the spelling system. Last year, we were due to trial a new system called “speed spell” Due to the school closure, this couldn’t happen, but we have restarted this trial. Your child will be given ten spellings each week, which all follow the same spelling rule/pattern. Children will have the opportunity to practise these spellings daily in school. There will no longer be a weekly test in school as research tells us that learning spellings for a test does not necessarily mean children have learnt them and stored them in their long term memory. It is more important that children learn the rule not ten words with the rule in. Therefore, we are spending more time teaching and practising spellings than testing. They will be tested at the end of each half term instead. This test will include a mixture of words containing the rules they have been learning.

First Full Week

Where do I start? Year 5 have had such a fantastic  week back at school. Everyone has been working so hard and the new routine is starting to feel truly in place.

On Monday we were visited by an amazing artist, Darcy, who showed us how to sculpt shoes out of metal wire and tape. This workshop launched “Project Conquer” which I’m sure you will hear lots about over this year. The children had to really use their listening skills in order to understand what to do. It was hard work, but everybody  persevered and created something that they were proud of.

In Literacy (Talk for Writing) we have started to learn about a story called The Caravan. Ask your children to tell you about this story and what techniques they have learnt about to create suspense.

In Maths we have been getting to grips with place value and calculation. Please encourage your child to complete their homework which will help them understand and develop what they have been doing in class. The homework grid can be found at the top of this page.

In Science we have started our new topic on Space. We are learning about the movement of the Earth relative to the Sun and understanding how day and night happens.

 

Welcome Back!

We have had two wonderful days back together. I am thrilled to say we have had 100% attendance and everyone has been enjoying their new classroom.

I’m sure everyone will enjoy our exciting, new curriculum topics. This half-term our theme is ‘Explorers’. This is a history focused topic where children will be developing their understanding of the chronology of key events. Children will explore why explorations happened, the impact this had on British society in the 16th and 17th centuries as well as learning about famous explorers throughout history.